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Jon Riley 17th May 2011 - 11:19

League One Opta Facts - Play-off Semis (Leg 2)

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League One Opta Facts - SF Second Leg

Huddersfield v Bournemouth

  • Huddersfield are unbeaten in 18 meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions, not losing against the Cherries since January 1993 (0-1).
  • All three meetings between the sides this campaign have ended in score draws.
  • Huddersfield are unbeaten in an incredible 26 games in league competition and haven't tasted defeat yet in 2011.
  • The Cherries have failed to win any of their last eight trips to Huddersfield, not winning there since January 1993.
  • The Cherries only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 league games, including playoffs.
  • Bournemouth have a 100% record in the Playoffs. In 2003, they defeated Bury (Agg: 3-1) and Lincoln (5-2) to win promotion to League One.
  • This is Huddersfield's sixth appearance in the third tier playoffs. The Terriers were promoted to the First Division in 1994/1995, but have lost in the semi-finals on all four other playoff appearances at this level.
  • The team finishing third in the table have won three of the last four League One Playoffs, with the team finishing sixth winning the other.

Peterborough v MK Dons

  • Of six previous meetings between the sides at London Road, the Dons have won three and the Posh two (one draw).
  • Craig Mackail-Smith has opened the scoring in two of the three meetings between these sides so far this campaign.
  • Peterborough netted 106 league goals in the regular season, 20 more than any other League One side.
  • Despite this, only relegated Bristol Rovers (82) conceded more than the Posh (75) in the third tier.
  • Peterborough have won their both of their two previous appearances in the Football League Playoffs, progressing from League One in 1992 and League Two in 2000.
  • The Dons, on the other hand, have been defeated in the semi-finals in both of their two previous appearances in the playoffs.
  • In the regular season, Peterborough won six games they were behind in at London Road, more than any other team managed at home in League One.
  • Since 1989, the team finishing fourth in the table has only won the playoffs three times out of 22, with the last team to do so being Brighton in 2004.



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